Dictionary of Historical Theology


"This reference work is designed for everyone interested in the history and development of Christian theology." "With 314 entries covering the key figures, theological movements, and significant texts that have shaped Christian thought, The Dictionary of Historical Theology traces the doctrinal development of Christianity from the early church to the present. Varying in length from 500 to 15,000 words, these entries treat the intellectual antecedents and descendents of the figures or schools of thought covered as well as their influence on the
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"This reference work is designed for everyone interested in the history and development of Christian theology." "With 314 entries covering the key figures, theological movements, and significant texts that have shaped Christian thought, The Dictionary of Historical Theology traces the doctrinal development of Christianity from the early church to the present. Varying in length from 500 to 15,000 words, these entries treat the intellectual antecedents and descendents of the figures or schools of thought covered as well as their influence on the wider development of the Christian theological tradition."--BOOK JACKET.
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Editorial Reviews

Alister McGrath
This helpful volume—both competent and broad in scope—will be welcomed by all who teach historical theology.
Geoffrey W. Bromiley
We owe this dictionary to a distinguished panel of international scholars who discuss the theologians, movements, and councils that have given shape to Christian teaching. The old familiar faces are here, seen at times from new angles, and lesser known and newer figures are also introduced. Pastors, students, and ordinary readers will welcome this volume.
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This very fine dictionary does not treat theological themes such as Christology, salvation, redemption, or grace; rather, it treats the people and the movements responsible for the birth and development of such themes in the history of the Christian church. Each of 314 entries by 173 writers is an essay, written by a topical expert and followed by an up-to-date bibliography on the subject. The entries vary in length and in quality. Notable among them are Paul Molnar's essay on Karl Barth, Max Stackhouse's on Paul Ramsey, and D.W.D Shaw's on process theology. Typically, the essays are free from jargon, presenting readable summaries and ready reference not only for church ministers, teachers, and students but also for general readers. This dictionary will not replace other volumes, such as The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (LJ 5/15/97) or A Handbook of Christian Theologians (1980. o.p.), but it is a welcome addition and may be considered among the better reference books on Christian theology. Recommended not only for academic and seminary libraries but for community libraries whose members have an interest in Christian theology.--David I. Fulton, Our Lady of Victories Church, Baptistown, NJ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
A manual for scholars, teachers, ministers, and religion students addressing key figures, theological movements, and significant texts in the story of Christian theology from the early church to the present day. The 314 entries vary in length from 500 to 15,000 words and are written by international, and deliberately interdenominational, authorities in the areas they address. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802839077
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Pages: 619
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.34 (h) x 1.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Abelard David S. Hogg
African Theology Emmanuel Y. Lartey
Alacoque Loretta Devoy, O.P.
Alexander of Hales James Ginther
Althaus, Paul Mickey L. Mattox
Ambrose Ivor Davidson
Ames, William Andrew T. B. McGowan
Amyraldianism Andrew T. B. McGowan
Anabaptists Stuart Murray
Anselm David S. Hogg
Apollinaris Frederick W. Norris
Apologists Stuart G. Hall
Apostles Creed Joseph T. Lienhard, S.J.
Apostolic Fathers Joseph T. Lienhard, S.J.
Aquinas Timothy S. McDermott
Arianism James B. Walker
Aristotelianism Alan G. Padgett
Arminius/Arminianism Richard A. Muller
Asian Theologies R.S. Sugirtharajah
Athanasian Creed Joseph T. Lienhard, S.J.
Athanasius Alvyn Pettersen
Athenagoras of Athens Gerald Bray
Augustine of Hippo Joanne McWilliam

Baillie, Donald Macpherson D. W. D. Shaw
Baillie, John George Newlands
Balthasar, Hans Urs von Ben Quash
Barlaam of Calabria Ken Parry
Barmen Declaration David E. Roberts
Barth, Karl Paul D. Molnar
Baur, F. C. Robert C. Morgan
Baxter, Richard Paul C.-H. Lim
Bede Thomas O'Loughlin
Bellarmine, Robert Eef Dekker
Benedictines James V. Smith
Berdyaev, Nicholas Ken Parry
Berkeley, George Neil B. MacDonald
Bernard of Clairvaux Anthony N. S. Lane
Bérulle, Pierre de William M. Thompson
Beza, Theodore Beatrice Nicollier
Black Theology Noel Leo Erskine
Blumhardt, J. C. & C. F. Roger Newell
Boethius Thomas O'Loughlin
Bonaventura Daniel P. Sheridan
Bonhoeffer John W. de Gruchy
Boston, Thomas Andrew T. B. McGowan
Bruce, Alexander Balmain Alan P. F. Sell
Brunner, Emil John W. Hart
Buber, Martin Brendan Sweetman
Bucer, Martin David F. Wright
Bulgakov, Sergius Ken Parry
Bullinger, Heinrich Carl R. Trueman
Bultmann, Rudolf Robert C. Morgan
Bushnell, Horace Charles J. Scalise
Butler, Joseph T. A. Roberts

Cairns, David S. Trevor A. Hart
Cajetan Michael O'Connor
Calvin, John Anthony N. S. Lane
Calvinism Carl R. Trueman
Campbell, John McLeod Michael Jinkins
Campbell, R. J. Leslie McCurdy
Canon Law Gerald Bray
Cappadocian Fathers Frederick W. Norris
Cassian, John Donald Fairbairn
Catholic Reformation Anthony R. Cross
Cave, SydneyAlan P. F. Sell
Celtic Theology James Bruce
Chalcedon, Council of Mark W. Elliott
Chemnitz, Martin Niels Henrik Gregersen
Christian Socialism Timothy Gorringe
Chrysostom, John Ken Parry
Clement of Alexandria Gerald Bray
Cloud of Unknowing John P. H. Clark
Coccelus, Johannes Willem J. van Asselt
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Colin E. Gunton
Cone, James Hal Noel Leo Erskine
Congar, Yves Gregory Rocca, O.P.
Cotton, John Michael Jinkins
Cranmer, Thomas Peter Newman Brooks
Cupitt, Don Anthony C. Thiselton
Cyprian Stuart G. Hall
Cyril of Alexandria J. A. McGuckin
Cyril of Jerusalem Gerald Bray
Czech Brethren Jan Milic Lochman

Dale, Robert William David M. Thompson
Darby, John Nelson Harold H. Rowdon
Deism Anthony R. Cross
Demant, Vigo Auguste Ian Markham
Denney, James I. Howard Marshall
Descartes, Rene Steve Wilkens
Dialectical Theology Niels Henrik Gregersen
Dionysius the Areopagite Andrew Louth
Dispensationalism Harold H. Rowdon
Docetism Stuart G. Hall
Duns Scotus, John Richard Cross

Ebionites Ivor Davidson
Eck, Johannes Mickey L. Mattox
Eckhart Daniel P. Sheridan
Ecofeminism Anne Primavesi
Ecumenical Theology Joseph L. Mangina
Edwards, Jonathan John E. Colwell
Enlightenment Neil B. MacDonald
Environmental Theology Anne Primavesi
Ephrem David G. K. Taylor
Epiphanius of Salamis Stuart G. Hall
Erasmus, Desiderius Charles M. Kovich
Eriugena, John Scottus Thomas O'Loughlin
Erskine, Thomas Trevor A. Hart
Eucherius of Lyons Thomas O'Loughlin
Eunomius Mark W. Elliott
Eusebius of Caesarea Gerald Bray
Eutyches Iain Torrance
Evangelical Theology Harriet A. Harris
Ewing, Alfred Cyril R. Douglas Geivett
Existentialism John Macquarrie

Fairbairn, Andrew Martin Elaine Kaye
Farel, Guillaume Martin I. Klauber
Farmer, Herbert Henry Christopher Partridge
Farrer, Austin Marsden Marcel Sarot
Feminist Theology Ann Loades
Feuerbach, Ludwig Garrett Green
Filioque Controversy Gerald Bray
Forsyth, P. T. Leslie McCurdy
Fox, Matthew John W. Drane
Franciscans Louise Bourdua
Franks, Robert Sleightholme Alan P. F. Sell
Frei, Hans Garrett Green

Garvie, A. E. Douglas Vincent Young
Gilson, Etienne Romanus Cessario, O.P.
Gnosticism R. McL. Wilson
Gore, Charles Paul Avis
Grosseteste, Robert James Ginther
Grotius, Hugo Garry Williams
Gustafson, James Max L. Stackhouse
Gutierrez, Gustavo David Tombs

Harnack, Adolf Matthias Wolfes
Hegel, G. W. F. Gary D. Badcock
Hegelianism Gary D. Badcock
Heppe, Heinrich Mark D. Chapman
Herrmann, Wilhelm Mark D. Chapman
Hick, John H. Christopher Partridge
Hilary of Poitiers Mark W. Elliott
Hildegard of Bingen Oliver Davies
Hilton, Walter John P. H. Clark
Hippolytus Thomas J. Boone III
History of Religions School Mark D. Chapman
Hodgson, Leonard Paul Avis
Hollenweger, Walter J. Lynne Price
Hromadka, Josef Lukl Jan Milic Lochman
Hugel, Baron Friedrich von Gerard Loughlin
Hugh of St. Victor Mickey L. Mattox
Hume, David Gerard Loughlin
Huss, John Jan Milic Lochman

Iconoclast Controversy Ken Parry
Ignatius of Loyola Gerald F. Finnegan, S.J.
Illingworth, John Richardson Richard Hoskins
Irenaeus of Lyons Douglas B. Farrow
Irving, Edward Graham McFarlane

Jansensim Ephraim Radner
Jaspers, Karl (Thedor) Deron S. Newman
Jerome Ivor Davidson
Jesuits Gerald F. Finnegan, S.J.
Joachim of Fiore Marjorie Reeves
John of the Cross Marie L. Baird
John of Damascus Ken Parry
Julian of Norwich John P. H. Clark
Julian of Toledo Thomas O'Loughlin
Jüngel, Eberhard John Webster
Justin Martyr Stuart G. Hall

Kähler, Martin Clive Marsh
Kant, Immanuel Alan G. Padgett
Kantianism Alan G. Padgett
Kasper, Walter Gary D. Badcock
Keble, John Geoffrey Rowell
Kierkegaard, Soren David R. Law
Kirk, Kenneth Brian Hebblethwaite
Knox, John Henry R. Sefton
Kohlbrügge, Hermann Friedrich Arie de Reuver
Komensky, Jan Amos (Comenius) Jan Milic Lochman
Küng, Hans Douglas McCready

Lactantius Christopher Ocker
Leo the Great Mark W. Elliott
Leontius of Byzantium Ivor Davidson
Liberal Protestantism Mark D. Chapman
Liberation Theologies J. Andrew Kirk
Lidgett, John Scott John Munsey Turner
Limborch, Philippus van Martin I. Klauber
Locke, John Stephen Williams
Logical Positivism Alan G. Padgett
Lombard, Peter David S. Hogg
Lonergan, Bernard John M. McDermott, S. J.
Lossky, Vladimir Lars Thunberg
Lubac, Henri de Avery Dulles, S.J.
Luther, Martin David S. Yeago
Lutheran Confessions & Catechisms David S. Yeago
Lutheranism David S. Yeago

Mackintosh, Hugh Ross John L. McPake
Macmurray, John David Fergusson
Marcel, Gabriel Brendan Sweetman
Marcion Bradley Nassif
Maréchal, Joseph Anthony M. Matteo
Maritain, Jacques Brendan Sweetman
Marxism Timothy Gorringe
Mascall, Eric Lionel R. Douglas Geivett
Maurice, Frederick Denison Paul Avis
Maximus the Confessor Lars Thunberg
Mediating Theology Stanley H. Russell
Melanchthon, Philip Timothy J. Wengert
Meyendorff, John Ken Parry
Mill, John Stuart Steve Wilkens
Moberly, Robert Campbell Christopher M. Jones
Modernism, Anglican Joanne McWilliam
Modernism, Roman Catholic Nicholas M. Healy
Möhler, Johann Adam Douglas McCready
Molinism Eef Dekker
Moltmann, Jürgen Richard Bauckham
Monophysitism Iain Torrance
Montanism Gerald Bray
Müntzer, Thomas Peter Matheson
Myth of God Controversy Christopher Partridge

Narrative Theology Edward L. Nanno
Neopaganism Loren Wilkinson
Nestorianism J. A. McGuckin
New Age John W. Drane
New Theology Controversy Leslie McCurdy
Newbigin, Lesslie Gijsbert van den Brink
Newman, John Henry Sheridan Gilley
Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed James B. Walker
Nietzsche, Friedrich Gary D. Badcock
Nominalism Richard Cross
Novatian Gerald Bray

Oecolampadius Mark W. Elliott
Oman, John Stanley H. Russell
Origen James B. Walker
Orr, James Glen G. Scorgie
Osiander, Andreas Mickey L. Mattox
Otto, Rudolf Chris L. Firestone
Owen, John Alan Spence
Oxford Movement Geoffrey Rowell

Palamas, Gregory John Chryssavgis
Panikkar, Raimon Daniel P. Sheridan
Pannenberg, Wolfhart George R. Sumner, Jr.
Pascal, Blaise Douglas Groothuis
Pelagianism Gerald Bonner
Philo the Theologian David T. Runia
Photius Ken Parry
Platonism David Brown
Postliberal Theology George R. Sumner, Jr.
Postmodernity Anthony C. Thiselton
Process Theology D. W. D. Shaw
Przywara, Erich James V. Zeitz
Puritanism R. N. Frost
Pusey, Edward Bouverie Geoffrey Rowell

Quick, Oliver Chase Christopher M. Jones

Ragaz, Leonhard Mark D. Chapman
Rahner, Karl Harvey D. Egan, S. J.
Ramsey, Arthur Michael Christopher M. Jones
Ramsey, Paul Max L. Stackhouse
Rashdall, Hastings Brian Hebblethwaite
Rationalism Gijsbert van den Brink
Ratzinger, Joseph Dennis M. Doyle
Rauschenbusch, Walter Clive Marsh
Reformation David V. N. Bagchi
Reformed Confessions & Catechisms Richard A. Muller
Revisionism R. R. Reno
Richard of St. Victor Gary D. Badcock
Ricoeur, Paul Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Ritschl, Albrecht Matthias Wolfes
Ritschlianism Matthias Wolfes
Robinson, J. A. T. Gerard Loughlin
Romanticism A. T. Stephen Prickett
Rousselot, Pierre John M. McDermott, S. J.

Schillebeeckx, Edward Richard Clutterbuck
Schlatter, Adolf Robert W. Yarbrough
Schleiermacher, F. D. E. Esther Reed
Scholasticism, Medieval Willem J. van Asselt & Eef Dekker
Scholasticism, Protestant Willem J. van Asselt
Schweitzer, Albert James Carleton Paget
Scougal, Henry Henry R. Sefton
Secularism David Smith
Servetus, Michael Martin I. Klauber
Socinianism Arthur J. Long
Söderblom, Nathan Lars Thunberg
Spinoza, Baruch Walter Sundberg
Staniloae, Dumitru Ioan I. Ica, Jr.
Strauss, David Friedrich Neil B. MacDonald
Suarez, Francisco de Michael O'Connor
Symeon the New Theologian Ken Parry

Temple, William Alan M. Suggate
Teresa of Avila Loretta Devoy, O.P.
Tertullian Gerald Bray
Theodore of Mopsuestia James V. Smith
Theodoret Mark W. Elliott
Theophilus of Antioch Hans Svebakken
Thomasius, Gottfried Jon K. Cooley
Thomism J. A. DiNoia, O.P.
Tillich, Paul Peter Slater
Torrance, T. F. Roger Newell
Troeltsch, Ernst Mark D. Chapman
Turretin, Francis Harriet A. Harris
Tyndale, William Thomas J. Boone III

Underhill, Evelyn Harvey D. Egan, S.J.
Unitarianism Arthur J. Long
Ursinus, Zacharias Derk Visser

Vatican Council I J. A. DiNoia, O.P.
Vatican Council II J. A. DiNoia, O.P.
Vermigli, Peter Martyr Joseph C. McLelland
Vincent of Lérins Mark W. Elliott

Weil, Simone Ann Loades
Wesley, John Henry D. Rack
Whale, John S. Colin E. Gunton
William of Ockham Richard Cross
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Fergus Kerr
Wobbermin, Georg Matthias Wolfes

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